International visitors to Vietnam in the third quarter increased by 2.5 times to the second quarter of 2022
Update: Oct 05, 2022
(TITC) - According to the General Statistics Office, in January - September 2022, Vietnam welcomed over 1.8 million international visitor arrivals, reaching about 30% of the 2022 target (5 million arrivals) and still 85.4% lower than the same period in 2019.

International visitors in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo internet

The number of international visitors in the third quarter 2022 was 1.2 million arrivals, while the number in the second quarter was 510 thousand arrivals.

South Korea is the largest source market with 489.4 thousand arrivals, accounting for 26% of the total number of international arrivals. The US ranked second with 176.6 thousand, occupy nearly 9%. The Indian market has a strong uptrend, reaching 61.3 thousand arrivals in the first nine months of the year, and 15,000 arrivals in September alone, higher than the same period in 2019.

International markets are recovering, but unevenly. Visitors from Singapore and Laos in September 2022 only decreased by 20% and 24% respectively over the same period in 2019. In the opposite direction, the Chinese and Russian markets were almost frozen, down 98% and 92%. Taiwan (-82%) and Japan (-73%) also have no positive signs. Northeast Asia has the slowest recovered due to strict disease prevention policies.

The domestic tourism market has fully recovered with 86.8 million visitor arrivals in Jan-Sep 2022. Total tourism receipt in the first 9 months of 2022 is estimated at 394.2 trillion VND, 78% of the same period in 2019.

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